at bloody last! (syntuit)

by Mr. Darcy   Dec 16, 2020

the Pride flag dances
with glee now its red can flow

through those who bleed


Mr. Darcy
© 2020

December 14th 2020
The rules surrounding blood donation for gay and bisexual men are to be relaxed across the UK, in what the government calls a ‘landmark change’.


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  • 3 months ago

    by Em

    I absolutely love this and you!!!.well done xx

  • 3 months ago

    by Jane Do-Re-Mi

    I've wondered for a while what it would take for governments to come to their senses and realise blood can save a life no matter who donates it. Maybe covid has done just that.

  • 3 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Love your syntuits and how each line has even more meaning! Such phenomenal news too, a definite step ahead.

  • 3 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    My eyesight too is on the wane. I now wear reading glasses which allows me to fool everyone into thinking I am moderately intellectual.

  • 3 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    This really is clever, Michael. Every line has clearly been thought carefully about, including that 'sneaky fourth line', the title.
    The personification of the flag and how you have it dancing rather than merely flapping or some such boring word is marvellous. And the idea that it is the flag with its proud colour(s) that can actually help save life is a joy. The red in it actually meaning 'life', of course. Is it just me, or is that piece of cloth beginning to flutter on a mere breeze now rather than needing a storm to raise its colours?
    By the way, 'it's' there is possessive so it doesn't need the apostrophe. That's the one word we don't use it with because that makes it a contraction of 'it is' or 'it has'. All these years homeschooling has taught me something at least...

    Excellent work, truly. Nominated.

    • 3 months ago

      by Mr. Darcy

      Thanks Ben for your wonderful comment. You get full points from me for spotting my deliberate mistakes. Lol
      Seriously, thanks. I do know better, but writing poems on phones and with my failing eyesight is becoming difficult.

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